There are lots of things to consider when assessing your preparedness as an employee:
Families should have an emergency plan that identifies an out of town contact that all family members can reach and check in with. It can be easier to place a call outside your area rather than a local call when lines are overwhelmed due to a disaster. Texting (SMS) is often more successful than placing a phone call when cellular networks are becoming overwhelmed. Emergency plans should also identify locations that family members could gather at if separated or coming from different locations. A nearby reunification location as well as a location outside of the immediate area is recommended. A list of household members and their cell phone numbers is also recommended. You might not remember a person’s cell phone number in an emergency if it is not written down. Do not forget about your pets. Someone needs to take care of them in your absence, or you need supplies to care for them if they will be with you.
Check and improve your preparedness using Waukesha County’s Employee Emergency Planning form.